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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bois D'Arc Trailhead

VISIT DATE: 10/08/2009

UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014

STATE: Texas

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Caddo-LBJ

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Telephone

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Telephone, TX, at the intersection of FM 273 and FM 2029, take
FM 2029 south 1.5 miles to FM 409 sign.  Turn left at the sign
onto FM 409 and go 2.4 miles to campground on right.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 500 ft.

This horse-friendly campground is a single loop through a stand
of mixed hardwoods including oak and hickory.  A set of poles is
located at each site to be used for "hi-lining" horses.  A "horse
shower" and wheelchair-friendly mounting platform are available
near a large covered metal pavilion close to the campground's
entrance.  Most sites enjoy ample shade and have fair to good
privacy.  The Caddo Trail Riders Association helps to maintain 
the campground and trails.

Possible day trips:  Lake Fannin features a historic lodge and
cabins currently open only on weekends.  Lake Fannin is a small,
canoe-friendly lake.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $6 per day, per vehicle
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25
   
   Total Sites: 25

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 24
No. Grilles on Sites: 0
Equestrian Camping: Yes

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 8
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and grass and accommodate any size
RV.  A waste station with potable water is available for a fee at
the Travel Stop campground in Telephone, TX.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13
  No. Threaded: 13

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Bois D'Arc Trail system (foot and horse) - 26.8 miles
     composed of four overlapping loops

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Coffee Mill Lake VISIT DATE: 02/21/2014 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Caddo-LBJ NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Honey Grove RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Honey Grove, TX, at the intersection of U.S. Rt. 82 and FM Rt. 100, take Rt. 100 north 9.8 miles to Lake Crockett sign. Turn after sign onto FM Rt. 409 west and go 4.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground has a single loop on the north shore of Coffee Mill Lake. Southern red oak, hickory and other hardwoods provide shade but little privacy between sites. Some campsites have a view of the lake but no direct access to the water. Coffee Mill Lake was developed in the 1930s to provide area citizens with recreational opportunities and continues to meet this need. A campground was added in 1968 with volunteers improving it in 1990s. Possible day trip: Lake Fannin features a historic lodge and cabins currently open only on weekends. Lake Fannin is a small, canoe-friendly lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 5 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Coffee Mill Lake is 750 acres. HIKING Bois D'Arc trailhead is around one mile north of campground. FISHING Catfish, Largemouth bass, Crappie and Perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Lake Crockett VISIT DATE: 10/08/2009 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Caddo-LBJ NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Honey Grove RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Honey Grove, TX, at the intersection of U.S. Rt. 82 and FM Rt. 100, take Rt. 100 north 9.8 miles to Lake Crockett sign. Turn after sign, onto FM Rt. 409 west and go 1.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground has a single loop on the northwest shore of Lake Crockett. Southern red oak, hickory and other hardwoods provide ample shade but no privacy between sites. All the campsites have a view of the lake and the majority have direct access to the water. Lake Crockett was developed in the 1930s to provide area citizens with recreational opportunities and continues to meet this need. Possible day trips: Lake Fannin features a historic lodge and cabins currently open only on weekends. Lake Fannin is a small, canoe-friendly lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: No No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee in Telephone, TX at the Travel Stop campground. Expect hours of operation for generators to be shorter than those for other campgrounds. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Crockett is 388 acres. The boat ramp is located 1.3 miles east of the campground. HIKING - No FISHING Largemouth bass, Catfish, Crappie and panfish




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